mofisto wrote:Not every piece of hardware on a computer is DMA capable. If its not, then the CPU sends instructions to memory. HENCE your system bus speeds. So there for, CPU does effect memory. You cannot get the same performance out of a 486dx with 256mb of memory as you could with a dual athalon MP running at 1.2ghz each. Aside from the fact that 486dx processors aren't using the same type of memory. The faster your CPU can write to memory and get back to processing, the more speed you will notice.
SO therefore your statement about a simple statement is incorrect.
Your example demonstrates that you <I>still</I> have no idea what I'm talking about.
<I>I am not talking about performance. I am talking about quantity.</I> If someone has 384MB of RAM and, at a given instant, 497MB of data wants to go into RAM, you can stick in 64 CPUs for all you want, <I>you will not be able to get more than 384MB of data into physical memory.</I>
Oh, and you misspelled "therefore."